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Sep 25, 2018

No Added Sugar Chocolate!

No sugar... Sugar free... No added sugar... all different meanings and almost everywhere on packaging now... Here's some low sugar chocolate goodies I spotted in Aldi and Mr. Price for the choccie fans! Anyone tried them? x

Dairyfine (ALDI) No added sugar Milk Chocolate - 2 squares, 20g - 4SP

Dairyfine (ALDI) No added sugar Dark Chocolate - 2 squares, 20g - 4SP

Diablo No Added Sugar Milk Chocolate - 14g (3 pieces) - 3SP
This range was in Mr. Price...

Diablo Sugar Free Milk Chocolate - 14g (3 pieces) - 3SP

Diablo Sugar Free Coconut Cookies
per 16.5g cookie - 3SP
2 cookies - 6SP

Diablo Sugar Free Chocolate Striped Cookies
per 16.5g cookie - 3SP
2 cookies - 6SP

Sep 18, 2018

Beanz Meanz... Heinz Creationz!

I come from a generation where 'BEANZ MEANZ HEINZ', I am old but these new Heinz Creationz  are fancy pants beans! Again, handy to have in the cupboard for emergency with winter coming and the dark nights and if you're not prepared these could save the day... The full pouch is 250g with a portion being half so I've done the SPs for both... Add some chicken breast and veggies and these would make some very low SP meals! Spotted in Tesco! Anyone tried them? x

Heinz Creationz Italian Beanz with Chunky Tomato & Herbs
125g (half pouch) - 4SP
250g pouch - 8SP

Heinz Creationz Mexican Beanz Chipotle Style with Chorizo
125g (half pouch) - 4SP
250g pouch - 8SP

Heinz Creationz Spanish Beanz with Smokey Pepper & Onion
125g (half pouch) - 4SP
250g pouch - 8SP

Heinz Creationz Lentil Curry with Dhal Spices & Tomatoes
125g (half pouch) - 3SP
250g pouch - 6SP

Sep 12, 2018

Thank you...

I'm not sure if they're called blogaversaries or if there is some other name that I haven't heard of yet but The Skinny Doll is 8! Yup, I've been blogging 8 years now... it's been frustrating, joyous, infuriating, wonderful and not to be too dramatic, it's probably saved my life... 

8 Years ago I was pretty broken, I still have no self esteem (I still apologise when people meet me for the 'rabbit-in-the-headlights-look') but I was very unhappy and the future looked pretty bleak... I had been on YouTube doing videos for a while and an American girl called Hazel told me I should document my journey and share it with others and that's how it started... I knew I couldn't be the only person feeling like I did about my weight... I am bulimic and I suffer with PCOS as well as some other health issues so my journey was never going to be a straight road to goal and I knew that. I have struggled with food since I was a child and the mental process I have had to work through has been tiresome... but I was determined to never quit on myself... I had to stop being a people pleaser, something I still struggle with today and remember I am worthy of being happy too... It's very easy to put on a smile and a brave face for the world, many people do that everyday so I've tried to keep it honest... I've documented the melt downs, the fury, the disappointment with myself, the losses and the gains and how I've changed over the years... 

Blogging has never been about numbers to me, people follow and unfollow all the time and it doesn't bother me... Anyone who knows me in real life will tell you the idea of buying a single follow is just a waste of money (it takes a lot to part me from my cash folks!) ... Trolls are real and whilst it's hurtful to hear the rubbish they spew, I've learned if you give them air, they continue to breathe. We all have a block button to get rid of them...  Awards are wonderful and it's nice to be acknowledged for your hard work but they're not the be all and end all... I've never promoted the blog, my thinking was if you need it you'll find it and that's how it's grown... Recently I have been losing the same pounds over and over again ... So I'm taking this 'birthday' as a line in the sand... I want to lose my weight, I don't want to be skinny, I want to be happy and healthy and I'm more determined now to get there... 

The 'saving my life' bit... well if I hadn't started this blog, I wouldn't have met so many inspiriting people both in real life and online, people who laugh along with bake off, and cry at the 24hrs in A&E... People who motivate me, encourage me and understand that being body positive isn't just looking in the mirror and saying 'god I'm great' when you aren't happy in your own skin and you can't bare to look at the reflection... If I hadn't started it, I honestly don't think I'd be here and whilst that saddens me, it makes me realise who far I've come in the journey even though I'm not at goal... It's grown from a depressed woman crying out for support into a community who support and understand each other, share tips and advice and for that I'm very very grateful... so thank you xxx

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Sep 11, 2018

New thins on the block!

New on the biccie front! McVities Thins have some new kids on the block! 
Anyone tried them yet?

McVities Hobnob Thins
per 6.3g biscuit - 1SP
2 biscuits - 3SP
3 biscuits - 4SP

McVities Double Choc Chocfilled Thins
per 11g biscuit - 2SP
2 biscuits - 5SP
3 biscuits - 7SP

McVities Milk Choc Chocfilled Thins
per 11g biscuit - 2SP
2 biscuits - 5SP
3 biscuits - 7SP

Sep 10, 2018

You be you!

It's something that I keep talking to people about... We don't all fit into the same mould... Every single one of us is unique You are you... Your journey is yours... There are lots of people counting points/syns/macros/calories and succeeding because they are doing what's right for them... if there was a holy grail plan that worked for everyone on the planet we'd all be doing it... but we're all different, so don't get down if a plan isn't working for you... try something new, don't feel bad for doing what's best for you... it's your life... your health... you deserve to feel happy in your own skin and to whatever it takes to make you happy... If we all loved the same thing, the world would be very dull! 

Here's to a good week! 

Sep 4, 2018


A fav with so many people on here and there's loads of different flavours out there now! Anyone else remember when Ryvita was just like cardboard cardboard?! Now you just add your toppings! The fruit one is definitely worth a try if you want a sweet fix, it's really different! 

Ryvita, pumpkin seed & oat - per 12.5g slice
1 - 1SP
2 - 3SP
3 - 4SP

Ryvita, Cracked black pepper - per 10g slice 
1 - 1SP
2 - 1SP
3 - 2SP

Ryvita, Sweet Onion - per 10g slice
1 - 1SP
2 - 2SP
3 - 3SP

Ryvita, Fruit Crunch, currant seed & oat - per 15g slice
1 - 2SP
2 - 4SP
3 - 6SP